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Wayson Choy

Wayson Choy (蔡韋森 Pinyin: Ci Wisēn ; Penkyamp: Choy1 Wai4-sam1) (born 1939) is a Vancouver-born Canadian writer of Chinese ancestry who spent his childhood in the Chinatown, Downtown.

He is the author of the award-winning (the Trillium Book Award) novel The Jade Peony[?] (1995), and the also award-winning (Edna Staebler Creative Non-Fiction Award) Paper Shadows: a Chinatown Childhood (1999), which was also nominated for a Governor General's Award.

Choy studied creative writing[?] at the University of British Columbia. He now teaches at Toronto's Humber College[?] and the Humber School for Writers. He has been President of Cahoots Theatre Company of Toronto since 1999.

External links

  • Interview (http://www.asiancanadian.net/waysonchoy_interview) by asiancanadian.net

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